Must-have functionality for your next association management software

YourMembership Blog

Your association may be small, but when it comes to selecting new association management software (AMS), you’re about to make a big investment – not just a financial one, but also an investment in the future of your association. The post Must-have functionality for your next association management software appeared first on YourMembership.

7,000 Associations Use This #1 Association Management Software (AMS)

Wild Apricot

If you're wondering if Association Management Software can make an impact at your organization, you've come to the right place, because in this article I’m going to share the #1 association management software used by over 7,000 associations. Association-Management-Software ams

Celebrating American Associations Day 2018

MembersClicks

It’s no secret we love the association community, so having a full day (well, two days actually) to celebrate them…. We’re talking about American Associations Day , folks! association management association leadership Association ViewsOh, happy day!

My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Eric Lanke

As we end another year, here's a look back at the five posts on this blog that received the most page views in 2018. In laying out the guidelines that govern our activities, I realize that only one term makes any sense--association management. Associations Books Read

5 Nightmares You'll Avoid with Association Management Software

MembersClicks

Managing any type of organization comes with its pitfalls. This Halloween season has us thinking: What nightmares could YOU avoid by using the right association management software? Enter, technology. It’s built to make your life easier and avoid those pitfalls at all costs!

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Could an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association? This article will help you evaluate ten association software options. What is Association Management Software (AMS)?

The Top Articles of 2018

Association Success

As 2018 comes to a close, we’ve taken the time at AssociationSuccess.org to reflect on how much we’ve grown and changed, and the direction we’ll take in the coming year. You see, our core purpose is to promote forward-thinking ideas within the association space. If an idea resonates, I challenge you to think about how to actively apply it to your association in a way that moves your core purpose forward in 2019: #5.

LeveLLingUp Life in 2018 - Part 3

Principled Innovation

It was in the short time waiting to board the flight I set three goals for 2018. 3 - Get a New Job Up until December 2016, I had worked directly for a local, state, national or international association my entire career. Fast forward to 2016 and I was ending a three year contract with association management software company - Aptify - and heading into the biggest experiment in my professional career. I had experienced a management style I did not enjoy.

7 Items to Include in Your New Member Welcome Packet

MembersClicks

Take a look: association management member engagement membership management Small Staff ChatterNote: This post was originally published on 10/20/15; Updated 11/6/18 for added value. When it comes to onboarding new members, welcome packets go a long way.

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success

MembersClicks

Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? To keep track of it all - and make sure you don’t leave any stone unturned - here’s a checklist of questions you need to ask when going through the AMS shopping process: association management membership management Small Staff Chatter association softwareHow can you be sure you land on not only the right system, but the right provider?

Association Takeaways from Dreamforce 2018 

Nimble AMS

Did your association team miss the Salesforce Dreamforce conference this year? Here are a few key takeaways from my experience at Dreamforce 2018: Customer 360: This was the big product announcement at Dreamforce.

2018 Topics: Association Industry Predictions From Seasoned Pros

MembersClicks

To kick off the new year, we asked a couple of association industry professionals about what they see coming for the industry in 2018 - and I have to say, it’s pretty thought-provoking stuff! association management Small Staff ChatterWhat do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have thoughts on other topics? Let us know in the comments!

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the Right CRM Platform for Your Association Management Software?

Nimble AMS

In the past few years, there has been a noticeable push by associations to leverage enterprise constituent relationship management (CRM) platforms from Salesforce or Microsoft as the platform for their association management software (AMS). and associations.

DelCor’s Guide to ASAE’s 2018 Associations @ Work + Additional Resources

Delcor

ASAE’s Associations @ Work business conference attracts association professionals seeking in-depth knowledge about association management, human resources, finance, and fundraising. Cybersecurity for Associations. Associations and Big Data.

DelCor’s Guide to the 2018 ASAE Technology Conference

Delcor

ASAE’s 2018 Technology Conference & Expo ( #asaetech18 ) is packed with sessions led by industry experts that will provide valuable information about current technology trends that you can take back and put into action in your own association. Project Management & Strategy.

2018 Member Recruitment Techniques: What's Hot and What's Not

MembersClicks

Check out what member recruitment techniques your association needs to focus on and the ones you can ditch in 2018! association management member engagement membership management Small Staff Chatter marketingAs you may well know, marketing trends are changing all the time. So how do you keep up? We’ve recently checked out Marketing General Incorporated’s Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and found some member recruitment facts we think you should know!

Association Management and Corporate Management: How Do They Diverge?

Association Success

Transitioning from the corporate to the association space was a steep learning curve. Coming from the corporate world, when I first started working in an association 27 years ago I thought the job of an association executive would be a walk in the park. I am involved in at least three other associations, one of which I founded: the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE).

3 Ways to Bump Up Your Member Recruitment Game

MembersClicks

If there’s one common goal for associations across the globe, it’s grow , grow , grow. Here are three ways to bump up your association’s member recruitment game: association management membership management Association Views

“Legos” for your Association Management Software: A Framework First Approach

Nimble AMS

Your association must keep pace with the rapidly changing business world around you to remain relevant and effective in the eyes of your members. At the same time, you need association management software (AMS) that can adapt to meet your evolving needs. Using this approach, we make the product as adaptable as possible to meet your association’s needs today and as your organization evolves.

Be Like Yoda, Not Luke: Designing a Customer Success Program

Association Management

The post Be Like Yoda, Not Luke: Designing a Customer Success Program appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association Management Organizational Development

Doing Battle Against RFPs

Association Management

The post Doing Battle Against RFPs appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association ManagementAnalyze. Correct Course. Even in the Middle of Action.

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1+1+1 = 5

Association Management

The post 1+1+1 = 5 appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association ManagementIt happens every time businesses join forces. The leaders talk about “synergies.”

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3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

Blue Sky eLearn

When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. So how can your association put this theory into practice? Try these strategies, all made possible with the right association management software solution: Increase exposure to your membership program.

3 Marketing Trends to Keep a Close Eye on in 2018

MembersClicks

So to help you out, here are three major marketing trends we expect to see more of in 2018: association management membership management Small Staff ChatterIf there’s one constant in the marketing world, it’s change. Tactics, trends, and best practices are ALWAYS evolving, and we’ll be the first to admit, it can be hard to keep up!

And the Winner is … Your Organization

Association Management

The post And the Winner is … Your Organization appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association Management Event Planning Experience ManagementThe Oscars. The Nobel Prize. The Palme d’Or. The Man Booker Prize.

Our Growth is Your Growth: How Employee Development Ensures Client Success

Association Management

The post Our Growth is Your Growth: How Employee Development Ensures Client Success appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. Association Management Company Virtual Virtual Inc News

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks Associations

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Association content and development can vary. If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator?

A Royal Affair: Event Planning Lessons from the 2018 Royal Wedding

MembersClicks

News , you’re likely at least semi-familiar with dare I say THE event of the year: the 2018 royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Scheduled to take place on May 19, this seems to be all people are talking about, which got me thinking.what can association professionals and event planners learn from all this? Take a look: association management event planning membership management Small Staff Chatter

3 Eerily Good Ways to Re-Engage Your Lapsed Members

MembersClicks

Small Staff Chatter association management member engagement membership managementGhosted by a member? Yup, that’s scary. You NEED membership renewals to grow your organization. But fear not! Even if a member lapses, there are still several ways to bring them back.

You’re Never Too Young to Conquer New Challenges

Association Adviser

Christina McCoy, AMPED Association Management. Do you remember how you started working in associations? This month’s Corner Office professional, Christina McCoy, CAE , landed her first association job literally hours after taking her last college exam.

13 Ideas for Generating Non-Dues Revenue

MembersClicks

To help you get started, here are 13 non-dues revenue ideas for your association: association management association leadership Association ViewsNote: This post was originally published on 1/13/16; Updated 10/16/18 for added value.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.16.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Does anyone on your staff have the association CIO mindset ? Find out how learners and associations benefit from microlearning programs. Associations & Nonprofits Brain Food

Balancing Traditional and Trending Member Communications

Association Adviser

This year’s Association Communications Benchmarking Study showed us that traditional forms of member communication – live events and print media – continue to be popular among associations and their members. Don’t think that your association has to adopt every new platform available.

Poll: For which services does your association use an association management company?

Association Adviser

For which services does your association employ an association management company? Board management. Event planning/management. Chapter management. Board management. -. Event planning/management. -. Chapter management. -. This poll is open till 31-03-2018 -. remaining only 1 month. All - we use a full-service AMC. Finances/accounting. Strategy/visioning. Executive services. Start-up services. All - we use a full-service AMC. -.

Four things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. percent of internet traffic in 2018 — compared to 50.3

Five things to consider when choosing new association management software

Nimble AMS

As you evaluate association management software, it’s important to think about your organization’s needs today. But don’t forget about how your decision will affect your association in the future. percent of internet traffic in 2018 — compared to 50.3

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association. They share news about your association online and wear your branded merchandise with pride!

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks Associations

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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5 Questions to Ask Before Jumping Ship on Your AMS

Higher Logic

An effective association management system (AMS) helps your association improve functionality, streamline operations, empower your members, and increase growth rate. If this sounds familiar, trust us, your association is not alone in contemplating a switch.

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If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come

Association Management

The post If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come appeared first on Professional Association Management Company | Virtual Inc. “If you build it, they will come.”